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We know loads of local employers and we can help!

We know loads of local employers and we can help!

Get valuable experience of the world of work, have fun, and earn some money!
Getting a summer job is a great thing to do. You’ll help to make a business operate, meet new people and hopefully make new friends. Obviously the money is useful too, and the skills, knowledge and experience you will gain will help with your overall development (and look great on your CV!)

What sort of jobs are available?

Many of the part-time jobs available in the summer will be hospitality-related such as working in hotels, pubs and restaurants, but there are other jobs too – such as fruit picking, warehousing and helping with deliveries.

Here’s a selection of jobs you can apply for:

It’s likely we also have other jobs that we haven’t posted yet, so feel free to make a general enquiry and we’ll let you know about everything we’ve got.

The Tomato Stall, Arreton / Ryde

The Tomato Stall, Arreton / Ryde

Distribution Operative

The Tomato Stall started in 2007 with a simple mission to grow the tastiest tomatoes in the best possible way. They are currently looking for keen, enthusiastic people to help process orders and work in warehouse production.  Enquire now

Royal Hotel, Ventnor

Royal Hotel, Ventnor

Bar & Restaurant Team Members

The Royal Hotel Ventnor is the leading hotel on the Isle of Wight and we are looking for new members to complement and expand our existing team.
Morning shifts, evening shifts, weekends or a full-time position. Flexible working hours available in our award-winning food and beverage departments.  Enquire now  or apply through Isle of Wight Jobs

Albert Cottage Hotel, East Cowes

Albert Cottage Hotel, East Cowes

Front of House Staff

Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes, once part of Queen Victoria’s Osborne Estate is looking for staff to work in their kitchen and restaurant. The hotel has a very busy summer season ahead and have part-time / casual vacancies available.
Enquire now

Arreton Barns, Arreton

Arreton Barns, Arreton

Yard Hand

Work in the heart of the Isle of Wight countryside within the Island’s largest arts and crafts centre, Arreton Barns.
The team is looking for a part time sales assistant to work in the onsite ice cream kiosk as well as an early morning cleaner.
The positions are suited to someone who is responsible, reliable and a great team player.
Enquire through HTP now  Or apply through Isle of Wight Jobs

Seaview Hotel, Seaview

Seaview Hotel, Seaview

Front of House Staff

Can you enjoy delivering excellent customer service? We are looking for someone to join our hard working and friendly front of house team. Your duties include: delivering excellent customer service, serving and presenting beverages and assisting in keeping the bar/front-of-house clean and tidy. Previous experience is preferred but full training is on offer for the right people.
Enquire now via HTP  or apply through Isle of Wight Jobs

Nettlecombe Farm, Whitwell

Nettlecombe Farm, Whitwell


Experienced and reliable cleaners needed for Friday mornings until November. Work in a stunning environment with a fabulous team. Self-employed position.
Enquire now via HTP  or direct by email

Do I need any experience?

It’s great if you can brings some experience to any job, but it’s often not necessary. What employers want most are keen, reliable people who turn up on time and show a real interest in the job. To get you started, the employer will provide a suitable induction and any initial training required.

When could I start?

There are plenty of vacancies available now across the Island and you could potentially start in a few days.

How long do the jobs last?

Most employers will be looking for staff for the main summer holidays, but if you are remaining in education from September, there’s still a good chance to keep working part-time in the evenings and at weekends. Who knows, you may enjoy your job so much you might want to carry on as an apprentice!

Do I need to go for an interview?

Employers will want to meet you to explain more about the job and to see if you are going to be right for their business. Don’t forget though, interviews are a two-way interaction so they also need to show you that their business will be a good place for you to work.

How much will I get paid?

The wage will depend on the employer and the job you are doing. However the minimum hourly wage for under 18s is £4.62 and for those aged 18-20 the minimum rate is £6.56.

What about working hours?

This also depends on the employer and the job, but if you are aged 16-17 there is a legal limit to what you can be asked to do – you can work a maximum of 40 hours per week and you should have two days off in a row in any working week.

What if I don’t like it?

Like any job, if you don’t like it you can leave. However, it is important to give a new job a bit of time. We all know it can be daunting starting something new and it may take a couple of weeks to settle in, but if you stick with it, it’ll usually be fine and you may even come to love it!

How do I apply?

It’s easy to apply:

  1. Click here or on one of the advertised vacancies above to fill out the enquiry form
  2. We’ll contact you as soon as possible to talk everything through.

Ella talks about her summer job:

“I wanted to have something to do over the long holidays and I’m so glad I applied and got my job. It can be hard work, but it’s great experience – I’ve met some really lovely people, and the money means I can do so many more fun things in my spare time.”


Waitress, Island holiday park

What are your plans for September?

if you haven’t decided on your next step, why not consider a Full-time Course at our Riverbank Campus in Newport – in one of many different career subjects including:

  • Professional Cookery
  • Business & Administration
  • Health & Social Care
  • Sport & Fitness Instructing
  • Horse Care & Riding
  • Childcare & Education
  • and more!

Looking for a permanent job?

If classroom-based learning in September isn’t for you, we have Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities available across the South and IOW – in all types of businesses. Starting now!

If your organisation has a vacancy that’s initially for the Summer or which may continue for longer, please provide some basic details and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to get your vacancy out there!

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